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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

Tokyo: Aside from stripping down to Super Cool Biz attire, what tips do you have for keeping cool at work this summer?


By SOFIA ELGHAZZALI

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Kiriko Iwa
Hairdresser, 19 (Japanese)
I use a special spray called Sea Breeze, keep my hair short, eat ice cream and drink cold drinks.

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Julie Thykjaer
Baby sitter, 21 (Swedish)
I can't use air con that much because the bill is expensive, but I know that when it's hot, you have to drink something hot and it cools your body down — I tried it before and it worked.

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Yohei Fujishiro
Bar/restaurant worker, 28 (Japanese)
To keep cool in summer, I use a Japanese fan, a water spray and a wet towel all the time to keep my body temperature down.

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Yuzuki Nishiku
Student, waiter, 24 (Japanese)
In front of each window at work I set up a net and a potted ivy plant. When it grows, it prevents heat entering the building, keeping it cool. Also, people are attracted to the cafe as the flowers are pretty.

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Naotsugu Notsu
Driver, 30 (Japanese)
Because I spend most of my day driving, I put ice packs under my seat to keep cool, and I drink a lot of cold water. I also have a mini fan in the car.

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Saga Wadensjo
Seeking part-time job, 20 (Danish)
I eat a lot of ice cream and drink water with lots of ice, but I'm not sure if that's a cool tip. I also wear a shirt made of material designed to keep you cool, and loose pants or a skirt, and use a small electric fan.

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